FutureMed 2020: The Future of Health

Serious Wonder has the opportunity to attend and cover FutureMed2020 this year. As describe on the site:  FutureMed “educates, informs and prepares physicians, innovators, inventors, investors and senior healthcare executives to understand and recognize the opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies within medicine and healthcare, and to understand how many rapidly developing and converging…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28 1.) New DARPA Challenge DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) recently announced a new challenge with a grand prize of 2 million dollars to whoever can develop a “fully automated cyber defense system” that doesn’t require human intervention. The government is eager to have an automated solution…

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Digital Outcasts

Digital outcasts are defined by Kel Smith as “those with physical and cognitive challenges left behind in the technological juggernaut that has defined that last quarter century”. These “outcasts” are not typically those with high disposable incomes in the usual 18-34 age demographic. They are often of the older generations. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”012404705X” locale=”us” height=”100″…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0060FGA8A” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R-AhjTkVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]1.) A Bright Idea from China Chinese Scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai have created a light bulb with an embedded microchip that produces a Wi-Fi signal; and some are saying that its speed surpasses the majority of average connections. In…

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Samsung’s Smartwatch: Star Trek Fantasies Come Alive

You’ve probably seen the recent commercials for Samsung’s new [easyazon-link asin=”B00FH9I0FQ” locale=”us”]Galaxy Gear[/easyazon-link] smartwatch. It cleverly compares their new wristbound smartwatch with pop culture’s famous future watch computers from shows like the [easyazon-link asin=”B0001MZ7IC” locale=”us”]Jetsons[/easyazon-link] and Star Trek. Of course the Galaxy Gear is nowhere as cool or handy as some of the gadgets in the commercial,…

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Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 4)

Editor’s Note: ‘Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 4)’ is part of a series. Read Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Portable Value: [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0465016154″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516FpEfUFNL._SL160_.jpg” width=”106″]In a short essay I wrote called “Portable Value”, influenced by Hernando de Soto, I channeled his ideas that “adequate participation in an…

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Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1) is the first installment of a series. Part 2 will be published on 10/10/13. —— [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0123704782″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61D8cGvacaL._SL160_.jpg” width=”108″]This past week I was at the Canadian Consulate General in New York for their Celebration of Innovation in Financial Technology, which featured 10…

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The Interconnected Tribe of Tomorrow (Part 1)

The Interconnected Tribe of Tomorrow (Part 1) Editor’s Note: This article is Part One of a series. Part Two will be published later this week. ——- [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004JKMUKU” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OTfKziK7L._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]In the insulated bubble of Western comforts, we pause with novelty to marvel at the simple ways of indigenous cultures. Whether it be…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0085VB8GQ” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Yc9mjcjVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″]1.) Objects Will Soon Materialize Before Your Eyes Multi-Purpose Transforming Cubes created by MIT specialists are able to band together using flywheel momentum and cylindrical shaped magnets, allowing any number of cubes to find one another and connect. Researchers claim that…

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